Friday, July 8, 2011

Text from Mom:

I don’t know why, but I thought this was funny.  I got a text from my mom, and it states:

“At Walmart I just saw a nun looking at US mag.”

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dining with Fine Wine

My friend found an article about the best wine pairings with McDonald’s cuisine.  Next time you are out at 2 a.m. searching for some fast food, why don’t you pair it with some fine wine.  Then, it’s classy and you don’t have to feel so bad… Right??   :)


Read it here:

Wine Pairings with McDonald's

Monday, June 20, 2011

Creepy Celeb Gossip

I love to hear celeb gossip, but this is just creepy and gross!

Actor Doug Hutchison, 51, Weds “Singer” Courtney Stodden, 16


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Riley’s 2nd Birthday!

My youngest nephew’s birthday was this month.  I made the drive out to my brother’s house for the party.  He was a whooping two years old!


My mom and my niece, Mauryn.  She was a little pouty.  She wanted to go to the pool, but it wasn’t time to go yet.  She’s a bit bossy and isn’t happy when she doesn’t get what she wants.

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Riley’s big present was a new tri-cycle.  They have another one, but it was pink and purple.  They got him a new one so he didn’t have to be embarrassed riding the pink bike around the neighborhood… haha! 


My other sweet “niece”, Hannah!  (She is my sister-in-law’s sister’s daughter.  Did you follow that?)Doesn’t she look cute in her sun hat!

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Riley had a little help opening up all his presents.  I think he would have been happy with one present.  I’m not sure he understands the present concept yet.  He just wants to play!

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His little face was all red and sweaty from playing with all the kids!


Riley’s “Choo Choo Thomas” Cake!

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These sweet girls were getting ready for the pool!


Love, Aunt Carrie

Monday, June 13, 2011

Vegetarian Lasagna

Although we still eat meat, we are trying to reduce it because of the animal cruelty in factory farms.  I bought some Morning Star crumbles to try.  I was a little skeptical about how they would taste. 

DSCN4232 I decided to use them in a lasagna.  It was just a standard lasagna, but instead of ground beef I used the crumbles.


Taaa Daaa!  It looks like any other lasagna and it tasted like ground beef.  My taste buds were scared, but it surprisingly tasted good.  My boyfriend said he couldn’t really tell that it was meatless.  That’s a big deal because he seems to have picky tastes. 

I think I will use them more often and try some of the other Morning Star products.  I want to try making tacos with the crumbles. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dan and Bri’s Wedding

In May, my boyfriend and I went to his friend’s wedding.  He was actually a groomsman and had to rent a tux.  We went to the rehearsal dinner on Friday night. 

My dad gave him a Jerry Garcia tie.  My boyfriend took a intersession class in May about the Grateful Dead…. That’s right… the Grateful Dead… and he got 3 hours credit for it.  He wore the tie to the rehearsal dinner.


The rehearsal was at Benvenuti’s in Norman.  It was really good pasta.  We had never been there before that night.  I had a mushroom rigatoni, and it was quite delicious.  My boyfriend had the lasagna, which he liked.


My boyfriend had to rent a tux.  He rarely dresses up because he hates it.   It’s hard to get him to wear anything besides T-shirts, cargo shorts and jeans.  The looks on his face describes exactly how he feels wearing this tux, but he looks nice.


My boyfriend and I at the wedding.  His eyes look really blue in this picture.


The groom’s cake had Stewie from Family Guy on it.  It was red velvet.  Yum!


I don’t know what’s going on here, but we did take a small flask on rum, which could explain the expression



Isn’t he sexy in those suspenders? HAHAHA!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baked Dijon Salmon


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, stir together butter, mustard, and honey. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley.
  3. Brush each salmon fillet lightly with honey mustard mixture, and sprinkle the tops of the fillets with the bread crumb mixture.
  4. Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with a wedge of lemon.

I turned this:

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IMG_0226I used almonds instead of pecans and only made about half of the honey mustard and bread crumb mixture. 

It was really good.  My boyfriend ate his piece and half of mine! 

I made some green beans with onions and rice to go with…


I could totally be the Next Food Network Star!  :)